26 April 1916: Arthur Pierre Joseph Ghisain Lupsin

Born at Furfooz, Namur on 14 September 1890

View of Furfooz by Pascal Stenuit

Arthur was an officer of the reserve at the time of the outbreak of war.

Mobilised on 1 August 1914, Arthur saw action at the Battle of Halen and the Battle of the Yser before settling into the static warfare on the Yser front from the winter of 1914 through to 1916.

Arthur was killed in action after being fatally shot through the mouth – possibly by a German sniper - near Steenstraat, Flanders on 26 April 1916.

Belgian Military Cemetery at Hoogstade

He was buried in the Belgian Military Cemetery at Hoogstade.

137/15564 Luit. Arthur Pierre Joseph Ghisain Lupsin, 1e bataillon de carabiniers-cycliste

26 April 1916 killed in action.

 

Research by David O'Mara

 

 

Reference:

Geschiedenis der Regimenten: Zwarte Duivels (Karabiniers-Wielrijders)

(http://www.tenboome.webruimtehosting.net/guldenboek/Guldenboekprojecttotaal/regimenten/zwarteduivels.htm )

Belgian War Dead Register : ( http://www.wardeadregister.be/de/belgian-war-dead-datenbank )

Belgian War Graves (CD-ROM) : Patrick d